We use Australian swinging fender stock saddles suitable for cattle work, trail riding and also used in Australian campdrafting competitions and stockman challenges. The traditional Australian stock saddle was designed for security and comfort in the saddle no matter how harsh the conditions. While having stylistic roots from the English saddle in the design of the seat, panels, fenders, and stirrups, it has a much deeper seat, higher cantle, and knee pads in the front to create a very secure saddle for riders who ride in rough conditions or spend long hours on a horse. We are also seeing a trend to a newer “half breed” of saddle that incorporates the independent swinging fender and a stirrup style of the western saddle with the traditional Australian tree and seat style. There are also “cross breed” saddles being used that combine other western saddle elements, such as a saddle horn or a western cantle design, with traditional Australian elements, such as the pommel swells and deep seat.